By Henry Odeh
The 9th Oyo state house of assembly minority caucus comprising lawmakers from all minority parties has felicitated with the Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II on the occasion of his 82nd birthday.
The Minority leader of the 9th Assembly, Rt Hon Ashimiyu Niran Alarape, in a statement signed and made available to sunrisebulletin.com, described the first class monarch as a selfless king who has endeared physical development to the entire Oyo kingdom.
The minority caucus which comprises of lawmakers from all minority parties in the 9th assembly include the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Action Democratic Party (ADP).
The caucus expressed gratitude to God for His grace upon the life of ‘iku baba yeye’ which endowed the royal father with good health which the revered monarch has continued to enjoy stressing that the king even at advanced age continued to look younger.
According to the statement, the entire Yoruba nation has been enriched by the immeasurable contribution of the king towards entrenchment and advancement of deep Yoruba culture.
The statement, which also praised Kabiyesi, however stressed that Alaafin’s great influence which cuts across all corners of Nigeria has brought about deepened cordial relationship among Yoruba monarchs.